I would like to install the RING Video Doorbell Pro but currently do not have a wired bell. I gather in the kit there is a transformer to enable a power supply to be installed but it is of the type that has to be installed in the consumer unit. As I am not an electrician I cannot do that. Could this type of equipment not be used with a plug into socket type transformer? I gather the required rating is between 18 and 24 volts AC and 30 Amps but cannot find an appropriate product. Any advice appreciated.
You can not find such a power supply as you mention because the information you have is in error. It does require 18 - 24v ac but it is not 30 Amps (That is more than some electric cookers use) I would guess you mean 30 mA
[quote="Mr White"]You can not find such a power supply as you mention because the information you have is in error. It does require 18 - 24v ac but it is not 30 Amps (That is more than some electric cookers use) I would guess you mean 30 mA[/quote]
My apologies for the error: The instruction wording puts it like this: "The Ring Doorbell Pro requires between 16V & 24V AC & 30VA of amperage"
Is this the same as you would expect? Would I be able to find a plug in transformer of this rating?
I can not comment on exactly how much current a specific item will require, but I see no problem with getting a power supply of that capacity OR bigger (Do not get one smaller as it will soon fail) If it helps, I have some power supplies that are over twice as big as you require (for some items I have) I got them on an auction website.
You really don't want to worry about it......................but since you asked.
VA is exactly what it says, VA V being volts, A being current (In Amps) as the two letters are side by side, then you multiply one by the other, the end result being the amount of apparent power a device will use.
Or to put it another way, it's the manufacturer covering themselves.
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